Deferred prosecution agreements

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Deferred Prosecution Agreement A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is an agreement between a prosecutor and an organisation facing prosecution for an alleged economic...

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Breach of a DPA The procedure for the circumstances in which a prosecutor believes that an organisation may be in breach of a DPA is set out in paragraph 9 of Schedule 17...

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Co-operation by a corporate entity is key to obtaining a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) as both the judgments approving DPAs entered into to date and speeches given...

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What is a deferred prosecution agreement? A deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) is an agreement between an organisation and a designated prosecutor to enable the latter...

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When does a deferred prosecution agreement expire? A deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) usually expires on the date specified as a term of the agreement, unless it is...

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This Practice Note summarises the Deferred Prosecution Agreement Code of Practice published by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on the...

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Which organisations will be suitable for DPA negotiations The Deferred Prosecution Agreement Code of Practice (DPA Code) for prosecutors is intended to guide prosecutors...

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Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) have been available since 24 February 2014, when the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (CCA 2013) came into force, see Practice Note:...

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Purpose of a financial penalty in a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA)? Where a financial penalty is to be imposed as a term of a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA),...

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Legal professional privilege (LPP) is recognised as a fundamental right by the courts in England and Wales. At its heart is an acknowledgement of the need for a client to...

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Self-reporting is the process by which a business can report to law enforcement agencies upon its discovery of financial or other wrongdoing within the business, with a...

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What must a DPA contain? The statutory requirements for the content of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) are found in paragraph 5 of Schedule 17 of the Crime and...

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Although the power to enter into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) has been within the Serious Fraud Office's (SFO's) armoury since 2014, practitioners had to wait...

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Disclosure in the DPA negotiation process One of the factors in the deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) negotiation process, which can influence a company’s chances of...

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In what circumstances can a DPA be varied? The power to vary a DPA is set out in paragraph 10 of Schedule 17 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (CCA 2013). The terms of a...

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